December 18, 2022 | Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A

Opening Prayer:

Father, all-powerful God,
Your eternal Word took flesh on our earth
When the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan.
Lift our minds in watchful hope
To hear the voice which announces his glory
And open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Upcoming Events:

Weekly Holy Hour With the Lord:
Wednesday’s from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: St. Anne Church
“Again, I say to you, If two of you agree on Earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.” (Matthew 18:19)
Brought to you by: St. Anne’s Catholic Women

Friday Night Bible Study with Steven Adams & John MacMaster:
***NO CLASS 12/23 or 12/30. WILL RESUME JANUARY 6, 2023***
Day: Friday’s | Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Maria Hall at St. Anne Church
Join Steven and John for a bible study series on Friday nights.
Soup and bread will be provided.

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Catechism Quote for the Week:
The Son of God Became man

CCC 456: “With the Nicene Creed, we answer by confessing: “For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit, he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.”

The Incarnation

CCC 461: “Taking up St. John’s expression, “The Word became flesh”, The Church calls “Incarnation” the fact that the Son of God assumed a human nature in order to accomplish our salvation in it. In a hymn cited by St. Paul, the Church sings the mystery of the Incarnation: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. and being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.”

CCC 462: “The Letter to the Hebrews refers to the same mystery: Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, Lo, I have come to do your will, O God.””

CCC 463: “Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith: “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.” Such is the joyous conviction of the Church from her beginning whenever she sings “the mystery of our religion”: “He was manifested in the flesh.””

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Numbers 456; 461-463.